Gather the necessary documentation

The checklist gives an overview of the documents you need to hand in to start the application process.


If the purpose of the visit is to accompany or visit/join a close family member who is an EU/EEA citizen exercising free movements rights, you can use this checklist.

Additional information about the supporting documents

If you are visiting family or friends, please be aware that the invitation letter should come from the main person that you are going to visit. Examples: Your biological family member, your spouse, your friend etc. For additional information about invitations, please click here.

If you are visiting family or friends in Norway, the person you will visit will normally have to provide a financial guarantee through the sponsorship form. For more information about the sponsorship form, please click here.

If you want someone to follow up on the application on your behalf, you must authorize this person to do so. This person can for example be the family member inviting you, or another person who you trust. You can authorize the person by filling out a power of attorney form, which you submit together with the application.

Minors travelling alone, with one parent, or other family memebers
The legal guardian(s) of the minor must give their written approval, which is to be signed either by the police or by a notary public.

The below form can also be used, but please note that it needs to be signed by either the police or by a notary public. 
Consent for International Travel

Return of original documents
The passport will be returned with the result of the application. If you need your passport before your case is finalized, please inform the VFS when submitting the application and your passport will be returned to VFS after two working days or more.